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What Are Uterine Fibroids And Where Do They Come From?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow within or along the walls of the uterus. They are primarily made up of smooth muscle cells and range dramatically in size. A fibroid can be the size of the sesame seed or, in extreme cases, can be the size of a grapefruit. Although most women with fibroids […]

What Happens if I Fail My Glucose Test During Pregnancy?

Around 24-28 weeks gestation, most practitioners will order a blood glucose test to see if the pregnant patient has gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a high blood sugar condition that 2-5 percent of pregnant women develop during pregnancy. Because this condition rarely causes any visible symptoms, performing a glucose test is the only way to […]

4 Skin Changes That Could Mean Cancer

Skin changes are part of normal aging, but sometimes changes to the skin provide us with early warning of impending medical problems. Sun exposure is the main risk of skin cancer, especially frequent sunburns in childhood. In addition to wrinkles, there are other common skin changes due to sun exposure. There are four main sun-related […]

Children’s Bodies, Adult Health Problems

A study published in late 2015 revealed one in five American children had at least one abnormal cholesterol measurement.  That statistic has been supported by many national entities, including the Centers for Disease Control  (1). Abnormal cholesterol could be total cholesterol, LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol, HDL (or “good”) cholesterol, triglyceride levels, or any combination of them. What […]

UrgentCare Express Offers Online Check-In

Patients looking for care at UrgentCare Express at Harrington can now reserve an appointment online. The organization has implemented a new online check-in program.

What is a Nurse (Patient) Navigator?

You may have heard the term “Nurse Navigator” or “Patient Navigator” more recently when discussing your health, imaging procedures, cancer care or other related services. Many hospitals and healthcare organizations are identifying someone to be a patient navigator – and Harrington is no exception. In short, a patient or nurse navigator is your advocate for […]

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